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Conference Seminars and Workshops are 1-hour, 15-minute programs taught by world renown instructors on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Fire-Rescue. These classroom-based programs are held in the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
Conference Seminars and Workshops are FREE to all members.
Emerging EMS Trends in the Fire Service
This class will discuss in depth some of the emerging trends in EMS that can be added into a Fire Departments medical program. This day in time, nearly 85% of a departments responses are medical. Taking in new …(More)
Engine Boss – Station to the Street
Engine company officers within today’s fire service face a multitude of challenges while leading firefighters. In many instances the engine boss is not given any formal leadership training and guidance to help them succeed. Lack of leadership results in dissention among personnel and failure on the fireground. This presentation will give the engine boss tools and tips to help them build and lead their firefighters to success both on and off the fireground.
Response to Fire-as-a-Weapon Events
This class was developed to train law enforcement and firefighting personnel how to operate when fire is either intentionally or unintentionally introduced during law enforcement operations. This course focuses on events in which there is both an armed perpetrator and a simultaneous fire. The use of fire as a weapon adds to…(More)
The Rural Engine Company
The practices and concepts taught will be based on successful as well as unsuccessful experiences on the fireground and nationally recognized engine company practices. The student will learn… (More)
This is a highly-interactive and informative course where students learn to achieve rapid, accurate solutions to fire-ground problems. Using fire-ground v ideo, Recognition-Primed strategies and a question based approach, Phil’s interactive style engages students in the decision-making process, where they will learn to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their tactical plans.
Instructor: Phillip Jose
June 15 (10:30AM-11:45AM)
Turbo Charging the PIO
A hybrid approach to expanding the traditional roles and responsibilities of the department Public Information Officer (PIO). Fire Chief Joey Tanner and Mark Nugent, the department PIO, will describe the process taken by Horry County Fire Rescue to successfully integrate and manage an expanded and diverse set of roles and responsibilities; each having an underlying PIO component.
Instructor: Mark Nugent
June 15 (9:00AM-10:15AM)
June 15 (10:30AM-11:45AM)
June 16 (2:00PM-3:15PM)
Fire Department and Law Enforcement Integration at Hostile Events
In 2016, FBI Special Agent in Charge Chris Combs stated, “One of the greatest problems facing the United States today is the continued disconnect regarding law enforcement, fire, and EMS response to hostile events.” Since April 20, 1999, public safety agencies throughout the United States have …(More)
75 Tactical Extrication Tips in 75 Minutes
Establishing command, sizing up the incident, and formulating a plan based on good strategies is necessary to proficiently and safely mitigate an MVC and remains constant regardless of the severity of the entrapment and/or patient condition. In addition…(More)
Creation of a Tactical Fire Company Program
In 2014, one metropolitan fire department created a Tactical Fire Company program. This program was the second in the nation to train select fire personnel to operate in hot zones at hostile events. Fire personnel received training to operate on the skirmish …(More)
High Performance EMS Agency Characteristics and Culture
Regardless of the level of service, roster size, call volume or geographic location, there are certain traits and characteristics that are common to high-performing EMS agencies. Management teams must provide a clear and concise vision for the agency and ensure inclusiveness and participation…(More)
Grant Writing For Emergency Services
Funding for public agencies is hard to come by. The current economy is not much help as taxes are not being paid, bills for services are not being paid, some elected officials want to decrease taxes, etc. Grants can be a good option to help achieve projects that may not otherwise be funded. However…(More)
1% – Use It Wisely or Loose It
South Carolina Fire Departments receive over $ 16 million dollars annual in 1% funds. These funds are meant to be used to benefit firefighters by providing benefits and paying for expenses that the regular department resources …(More)
Instructor: Larry Finney, John Bowers, Jeff Oswald
June 15 (2:00PM-3:15PM)
June 16 (2:00PM-3:15PM)
Reducing Opioid Loss of Life “ROLL”
In the fall of 2016 DAODAS secured a competitive federal grant from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to fund the LEON and ROLL programs to combat the opioid crisis. The SAMHSA grant is a 5-year federal grant which we are presently in grant year 2. Beginning …(More)
Instructor: Rob Wronski
June 15 (3:30PM-4:45PM)
June 16 (10:00AM-11:15AM)
Extinguish Waste; Know Your Numbers
Offering an attractive benefits program is essential in today’s competitive fire industry. Recruiting and retaining the best talent available is a challenge when faced with rising costs due to medical research, pharmaceutical trends, …(More)
Instructor: Stewart Bedenbaugh
June 15 (2:00PM-3:15PM)
Recruitment & Retention: How to Get Good People and Keep Them!
Over the years, emergency services agencies have been a revolving door. When recruiting members, we can sometimes get many well qualified candidates, and in other times we seem to not have much to choose from. Recruiting the right candidate, whether…(More)
Keeping Kids Safe: Addressing Child Passenger Safety, Safe Sleep and Safe Haven Law
This training will increase knowledge of appropriate car seat selection and use as well as installation techniques, review of the ABC’s of Safe Sleep and strategies for addressing safe sleep practices with caregivers…(More)
Home Fire Safety Survey Train-The-Trainer
In a state that routinely finds itself in the top 5 for fire loses per capita, we need to add some tools to our traditional tool box. This course is all-inclusive and will provide participants with the knowledge, equipment, and…(More)
Technology Mash – Up!
Join us as we introduce you to some exciting, interactive and fun up and coming technology tools that will enhance your Fire Education Programs. Attendees will be provided with a list of tools that they can take back and begin using in their departments.
The Passion of Training: The Company Officer’s Moral Imperative
Based on the book “The Passion of Command” by Col. Bryan McCoy the presentation will discuss the moral imperative of the company officer, which is it to prepare their crew functionally and effectively, for their assigned roles. The trap of “check the box” training…(More)
What’s in the Smoke
Fire smoke is a toxic soup of dangerous gases and a deadly enemy to firefighters and responders. What is still confusing for responders is how to decide which toxins must be given attention, how to identify them among the other gases and …(More)
Fire Service Response to the Active Shooter
This presentation will also discuss law enforcement tactics and the implementation of fire and EMS personnel into the response plan. Many fire and EMS agencies are unaware that the Department of Homeland Security has stated that fire and EMS personnel will enter into the active shooter …(More)
Are We Safe?
An in-depth look at effective communication through Crew Resource Management Principles and how it applies to the pre-hospital profession. This session will review basic principles of crew resource management…(More)
Photovoltaic System Fire Risks, an Insurers Perspective
Solar PV system use has increased three-fold over the last three years, which means more and more businesses need to understand the risks associated with them in order to help protect their property and business operations…(More)
More to Come!
Our team is working on finalizing additional seminars for Fire-Rescue 2018.
Keep checking back!